Discovering and exploring the CBD as a teenager. It was a contrast from the suburbs. At night the city was chaotic, full of people, smelly and dirty. We would go to Haymarket, Chinatown and George Street Cinemas, and loiter. It made me feel really adult.
Later when I turned 18 we went out to small music venues in the city (none of which exist anymore) Spectrum on Oxford St and Mandarin Club cnr. of Goulburn and Pitt St. It was Good God before Good God.
hot asphalt, stale urine, traffic, beer carpet, humidity, sweat, dust.